With corruption, pretension, faux celebrity, and governmental incompetence.
Michelle Malkin has this photo of the crowd’s reaction in Daley Square when they first heard their city was eliminated — FIRST:
You know, after 110 years of the Cubbies, you’d think they’d be used to disappointment. And don’t get me started on da Bears.
And, of course, the Libs just couldn’t wait to blame George Bush for the rejection. The most unloved and unwanted Senator, Illinois’ Roland Burris, was quick to blame the former President:
Senator Roland Burris of Illinois, the Senator who was appointed to fill President Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat, blames George Bush for Chicago not getting the Olympics in 2016. Burris stated in an interview, shortly after the announcement, that the image of the U. S. has been so tarnished in the last 8 years that, even Barack Obama making an unprecedented pitch for the games could not overcome the hatred the world has for us as a result of George Bush.
Oh, I dunno; I think President Narcissist did a pretty good job of trashing his country himself during the IOC Presentation:
And, as Greta Van Sustern noted on Fox last night, he’s been on this crying jag for a loooong time.
And it’s getting very, very old. Look, you want to know why exactly we lost the olympic bid? I’ll tell you why exactly:
Chicago went cheap on the IOC.
Chicago went in with their 45 minute presentation of Powerpoint slides looking for all the world like an eighth grade science fair project. They relied on the star power of “The First Black President” (in an all-white country of Denmark) and “The Richest Woman in the World, American TV Star Oprah!” (whose TV show none of the IOC members have ever heard of, let alone seen.)
Rio de Janeiro had an aerial movie IN 3-D showing the improvements that would be made; streets that would be built, sports facilities to be constructed, etc. Beat the hell out of Powerpoint.
When the Los Angeles Olympics were pitched, it was made very clear to the IOC that LOTS of celebrities from nearby Hollywood would be attending. Various movie celebrities attended the IOC pitch and lent their names to the official pitch from Los Angeles.
Lots of celebrities — yes. Movie Stars; internationally famous. Not some declining American TV star famous only in the United States who has lost 7% (or more) of her audience this year. Or an ineffectual politician who thinks he’s the second coming of sliced bread.
This is Barry’s screw-up. It’s all on him now.
Polls tanking in three, two, one . . .